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What Is The Difference Between Haemosiderosis And Haemoschromatosis
Good question: Hemochromatosis is increased total body iron sufficient to make you sick, or the strong genetic potential to get it if you follow a normal lifestyle. Hemosiderosis is increased iron pigment, locally or systemically, with or without symptoms, for any reason whatever. For example, if I have a nail in my tissues for a few years, the surrounding area will be hemosiderotic. ...Read more
Decongestant: Allegra d has the same antihistamine plus an added decongestant. This extra med can help open up swollen nasal passages, and can be used if needed from time to time. However, the decongestant can increased the heart rate and may increase blood pressure, among other things. It should be avoided in someone with heart disease and should not be taken long term. See you doctor for more info. ...Read more
One has domperidone: Pan D is a capsule containing 40 mg of Pantoprazole 40mg and 30 mg of Domperidone. Pan 40 contains only 40 mg of pantoprazole. Domperidone can help with nausea and vomiting and/or increase gut motility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domperidone. Pantoprazole can help with, gastritis and esophagitis.by decreasing stomach acid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantoprazole ...Read more
Blood types: Blood types are categorized by the antigen (protein) on the red blood cell surface. Both parents contribute to these antigens. If there is none, then the blood type is "OO'. Type A is AO or AA & type B is BO or BB. There is also an AB blood type. Blood types are significant for blood transfusions. For example, if an AA gets BB blood, AA attacks BB, causing a bad transfusion reaction. ...Read more
Research vs Clinical: A PhD is typically a research degree that emphasizes experimentation, time in the library, and publications with lesser of an emphasis on clinical work. A PsyD on the other hand, is a clinical degree that emphasizes work with patients instead of research quite so much ...Read more
Different targets: There is no question cytotoxic T cells recognize antigen expressed in bacteria and viruses and for the most part keep infections under control. With Tumor systems it appears that cells infiltrating Tumors (TILL cells) don't accomplish much. Here it has been shown that B cells making antibodies release the mAbs to activate tumor destruction by CD16 (NK) cells via ADCC. ...Read more
Expectations: A nanny is somebody hired by you to take care of the baby. Usually for some extended period of time per day, several hours, and in shifts through the week. They can be from another country, or the lady across the street. An au pair is generally a student or young person from another country seeking an experience here, and agrees to watch kids in exchange for a visa and financial support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is similar: Punturing is done with a needle, but can be done by the tip of the blade as well, Lancing involves a smaller linear cut, for which a knife or calpel is used. Both techniques may be used to drain abscesses. ...Read more
Tossing names around: There are a lot of people that toss around those terms freely,and harmfully, without a true understanding of their meaning. Do you mean schizophrenia or a schizoid personality disorder. The most reliable current answer can be found in the DSM-5. Meaning of both of these terms has changed with time. See Wikipedia for articles on schizophrenia, psychopathy and schizoid personality disorder. ...Read more
Milligrams: I am not familiar with the product but usually the numbers represent strength of medicine. ...Read more
Same/Opposite Sides: Ipsi means "on same side". Contra means "on opposite side". Lesion refers to an abnormal/unhealthy tissue (of whatever original type), tissue which is damaged in some way, including potential risk of spreading damage to adjacent tissue(s). ...Read more
Very different: Pfo is a patent forman ovale, a persistent opening between the two upper chambers of the heart that usually closes shortly after birth. Pda is a persistent connection. Between the aorta and pulmonary artery which also closes shortly after birth. These changes facilitate the transition from intrauterine life to extra uterine life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U mean lft vs rt chf: Rt heart failure is when the rt venticle fails. Volume goes back in to the liver bed abdomen and lower extremities. The lungs are typicqally clear. Left sided failure is when the the lft vent fails . The lungs fill with fluid and the pt becomes very short of breathe. Usually pts have an element of both. Its important to determine which the pt has as treatment differs. Also need to find the cause. ...Read more
Internal vs external: Both terms refer to the diameter of the left ventricle at the end of diastole (right as the chamber finishes filling). Lvidd refers to the internal diameter, measuring the diameter of the chamber but not including the thickness of the chamber walls. Conversely, the lvedd refers to the external diameter of the chamber, including the thickness of the interventricular septum and the posterior wall. ...Read more
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